May 01, 2012
It is Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 and Michigan still sucks.
Apologies for the lack of article yesterday. I had a wicked illness, so I stayed home from work. You'd think that this would have given me ample time to compile all my notes into an article earlier in the day, but you'd be wrong. Very, very wrong. Instead, you get a late edition of the Daily, encompassing the entire past weekend's affairs with a splash of Monday happenings. Let's get caught up, shall we?
- "The Tat 5." Those three words still effect a shudder down the spine of each and every Buckeye fan across the country. The story is known all too well to all of us. The time for discussion about the actual events has long passed. Yet, on Friday and Saturday, 3 (technically 4) of those 5 young men saw their dreams of playing on Sundays take one more step. Over this week, I'll be taking a look at each of these picks and signings and trying to ascertain where, or even if, these guys will be playing for their teams, so stay tuned.
OT Mike Adams — Pittsburgh Steelers (2nd Round, #56 Overall)
WR DeVier Posey — Houston Texans (3rd Round, #68 Overall)
QB Terrelle Pryor — Oakland Raiders (Would have been 3rd Round, #77 Overall, taken in 2011 Supplemental Draft)
RB Daniel Herron — Cincinnati Bengals (6th Round, #191 Overall)
S Nate Ebner — New England Patriots (6th Round, #197 Overall)
OG J.B. Shugarts — Cleveland Browns (Undrafted Free Agent)
LB Andrew Sweat — Cleveland Browns (Undrafted Free Agent)
C Michael Brewster — Jacksonville Jaguars (Undrafted Free Agent)
- Coach Meyer, at the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge, won $5,000 for Ohio State's General Scholarship Fund by winning the "Closest-To-The-Pin" Challenge. Coach put the ball within 2 feet from the hole on the 94-yard shot only because he felt that getting the ball to drop would have shown preferential treatment to other golf balls. Meyer also came in third in the long drive competition behind Al Golden of Miami and that coach from The Blind Side.
- The Buckeye Baseballers took to Happy Valley for a three game set over the weekend, and things started out fine enough as Ohio State cruised in the opener, 4-1 behind a three run 8th inning that featured two walks, a hit batter, and of course, an RBI single from Brad Hallberg. Starter Jaron Long was nasty, allowing just the one run on 6 hits through 8, before Josh Dezse came on with a perfect 1-2-3 ninth for his fourth save of the season.
The next two games, however, were heartbreakers as the Buckeyes dropped to the Nitts 5-4, and 8-7 (10). After losing the second game, the Buckeyes took the Lions to 10 innings in the rubber match before Penn State Senior Sean Deegan launched one over the fences with two down in the bottom of the 10th for the walk-off win.
The Buckeyes face off against Northwestern this weekend, just 1.5 games back from a spot in the B1G Tournament.
The quest to repeat as National Champions fell short for the Men's Volleyball team on Saturday, as they dropped their contest with Lewis, 20-25, 25-17, 22-25, 27-25, 15-10. The good news is that it took 5 sets for Lewis to advance, the bad news is that the season is now over for the Buckeyes. However, three Bucks took home All-Tournament Honors. Senior Shawn Sangrey, Freshman Michael Henchy, and Junior John Tholen were all named to the MIVA All-Tournament Team.
The team will certainly miss Sangrey's abilities around the net next year. The All-American Senior accounted for 31 kills in the match against Lewis, in addition to his two service aces.
Track and Field
- The Women's track team wrapped up their showing at the Penn Relays with another medal, this time a Silver from Kelcey McKinney in the Triple Jump.
- The Men's team, competing at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, fared very well throughout the meet. On Friday, the Buckeyes took home the Silver and Bronze in the Long Jump from Korbin Smith and Michael Hartfield, respectively. Shotputter Matt DeChant took home a Silver of his own with a toss of 18.77m.
- Demoye Bogle has a personal best in the 110m hurdles to grab a Bronze on day three of the relays. His time of 13.81 seconds is good for fourth best in school history. The 4x400m relay saw a bit of heartbreak as the Buckeyes ran third, but due to a lane violation, had their time disqualified.
The top seeded Men's Tennis team dropped the final match of the B1G Tournament to third seeded Illinois by a count of 4-3. The squad went undefeated in conference play during the regular season and now await their seeding for the NCAA Tournament, which gets underway May 10th-13th. Anchored by the top ranked doubles team of Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola, the Buckeyes look to head into the tournament and make a deep run.
- Men's Golf team finished 9th in the conference tournament, carding a 301 in the final round. Freshman Grant Weaver led the team with a final round score of 5 over par, carding a 302 for the tournament.
- Women's golf tied for third to end the conference season. Rachel Rohanna came in third with a final round of 73 that included three birdies scoring a 218 for the tourney as the team came in at 303 for the third round and an overall score of 898. They earned themselves their 18th consecutive bid to the NCAA Tournament with the strong finish and will host the Central Regional on the Scarlet Course beginning May 10th.
- The Lady Buckeye Lacrosse team fell to John Hopkins, but picked up a 4 seed in the ALC Tournament, hosted by Florida, set to begin on Thursday.
- Meanwhile, the Men's squad picked up a pair of honors this week as Sophomore Shawn Kaplan was named the ECAC Specialist of the Week. His teammate, Junior Logan Schuss was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year. He is joined on the All-ECAC First Team by Senior Joe Bonanni, while Senior Keenan Ochwat and Sophomore Greg Dutton were named to the Second Team.